No. 170: Israel’s flicks, an invention demo and inside the Tunnel of Fudge

MIAMI - OCTOBER 23: Recording artist Yanni performs the National Anthem before game five of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and Florida Marlins on October 23, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Today is Nov. 14, on which the bundt pan was invented in 1950. It didn’t really take off until 1966, when Houston housewife Ella Helfrich placed second in the Pillsbury Bake-Off with a cake called Tunnel of Fudge. From her 2015 obit: “Ella believed there were four basic food groups: sugar, butter, chocolate and pecans.”

Happy birthday to Islip’s Steve Flotteron. Yanni is 62.

Don’t forget the Super Moon tonight, biggest since 1948. (Although, as one astronomer noted, the difference is like getting a 16-inch pizza instead of a 15 inch.)

Watch this: If you can stand one more night of politics on TV, Steve Israel is hosting his favorite political films on Turner Classic Movies tomorrow.

Showing off: Better crutches, hand and foot warmers for surfers and a hands-free phone gizmo are some of the cool stuff being shown off at the Suffolk Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club demo night, tomorrow, 7 p.m. Dennison Building in Hauppauge, free but bring an ID to get in.

Inking the deal: The Brookhaven IDA has closed on a package of economic incentives for UI Supplies Inc., a toner cartridge remanufacturer supplier, and its affiliate, UI Digital, a fast-growing start-up producer of short-run label-printing equipment, as they make the move from Holbrook to Yaphank and staff up.

Prostate cancer? Thanks to Northwell, there’s an app for that.

Bigger: Greiner-Maltz has expanded into Westchester.

Speaking of real estate: Here’s where the Obamas will live post-White House.

Congrats: Bettie Steinberg, provost and researcher at the Feinstein Institute, has been honored by the New York Academy of Medicine for her 30-year tenure with NYAM.

Meanwhile: SBU psych researcher Anissa Abi-Dargham has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the medical field.

Take me out to the Digital Ballpark: LISTnet’s tech showcase featuring ParqMi, MindYolk and eVero, is set for Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Free but register, please.

There’s still time: To take the AVZ opinion poll.

Also looming large: Not-for-profits have until Nov. 28 to apply for the fifth annual Imagine Awards.

Plus: The rest of the Innovate calendar is here.

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A look behind the numbers (and under the hood) at Chembio.

Environment New York is ready to light the torches if the new president doesn’t get with the climate change thing already.

Remember the Good Humor Man? The Vintage Ice Cream Guys do.


Slicker clicker: From Sevenhugs, a smart remote that can control anything on the Internet of Things. Its KickStarter campaign has raised $395,000 (on a goal of $50K) with a month to go.

Buffalo Watch: Circuit Clinical, a startup that helps place patients in clinical trials, received $1.1 million from BIG, the Buffalo Institute for Genomics.

Tardy Andy: Gov. Cuomo is behind schedule in issuing the state’s mandatory Nov. 5 Mid-Year Financial Plan Update. For the sixth consecutive year.

However: He did announce a new agricultural jobs program for veterans.

Clearly, anything’s possible: Oysters are coming back to the Hudson.

Passings: The “No Vacancy” sign has died. It was 86.

Also: Facebook accidentally “memorialized” 2 million users last week. Including Zuck himself.

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Doing its part: Earth’s vegetation has doubled the amount of carbon it absorbs.

Philexit: The CEO of a Philadelphia tech company is offering employees the chance to relocate to the firm’s Vancouver office until this Trump thing blows over.

Related: Maple Match, a dating app that hooks up Americans with likeminded Canadians, is ready to start arranging “mapley goodness” exit strategies.

We were just about to try that: Kellogg has discontinued Product 19. It was surprisingly beloved.

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Compiled by John Kominicki. Thanks for reading.